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Kathleen Gibson, Renee Minjarez, Krissa Gunderson, Brian Ferris
Purpose Studies examining cyanoacrylate closure of saphenous veins with the VenaSeal™ System have not allowed concomitant procedures for tributaries at the time of the index procedure. Outside of clinical trials, however, concomitant procedures are frequently performed in conjunction with endovenous ablation. We report on the frequency of need for saphenous tributary treatment three months after cyanoacrylate closure of the treatment of great saphenous vein, small saphenous vein, and/or accessory saphenous vein...
September 18, 2018: Phlebology
Isaac K Nyamekye
Background Thermal ablation, usually performed with tumescent local anaesthesia (TLA), is the preferred method for varicose veins treatment. Tumescent local anaesthesia is always cited; however, little detail of the procedure is presented in publications. This retrospective audit of clinical tumescent local anaesthesia practice aims to provide detailed information on an important aspect of endovenous practice. Methods Patients who underwent three types of endothermal treatment (Venefit, Radiofrequency Induce Thermal Therapy and Endovenous Laser Ablation) to a single saphenous trunk using tumescent local anaesthesia were assessed...
September 18, 2018: Phlebology
Haijie Che, Jingjun Jiang, Hao Liu, Jichang Wei, Xiaoming Zhang
Background Iliofemoral vein stenosis or occlusion is a common cause of severe chronic venous insufficiency. Endovascular venous stenting has become a preferred treatment because it is minimally invasive and has a high safety profile. Despite the wide application of the wallstent, it is not specifically designed for veins. There are currently few studies on braided stents in the field of veins. We designed a novel braided vein stent, which has higher radial resistive force and more optimized looped ends structure compared with the wallstent...
September 18, 2018: Phlebology
Paul Thibault
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 14, 2018: Phlebology
Omar Rodriguez-Acevedo, Kristen E Elstner, Kui Martinic, Rn Isabelle Ibrahim, Rodrigo Tomazini Martins, Fernando Arduini, Nabeel Ibrahim
Background Recurrence rates and patterns after endovenous radiofrequency ablation (ERFA) are poorly documented. Objective To assess the incidence and anatomical recurrence patterns of saphenous vein reflux after ERFA. Method Two hundred patients previously treated with ERFA were recalled for clinical assessment and venous-duplex ultrasound at three years post-treatment. Results A total of 106 patients (68F, 38M) with a mean age of 49.4 years (SD +11.5y) were assessed. Mean follow-up was 42.1 months (SD + 20...
September 12, 2018: Phlebology
Alastair Lewis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 10, 2018: Phlebology
Álvaro Ayala, Jose D Guerra, Jorge H Ulloa, Lowell Kabnick
Objectives To describe compliance rates of compression therapy in a cohort of patients with chronic venous disease and also to describe frequent causes of non-compliance. Methods A total of 889 patients with primary chronic venous disease were prescribed compression therapy after being evaluated by vascular surgeons. Subjects had a first visit during which time compression therapy was prescribed in addition to a follow-up visit. Strength of compression, type, prescription duration, and reasons of non-compliance were queried at follow-up...
September 6, 2018: Phlebology
Thomas M Aherne, Stewart R Walsh, Gerry J O'Sullivan, Alun H Davies, Tjun Y Tang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 29, 2018: Phlebology
Linda P Arendsen, Stella Vig, Ranee Thakar, Abdul H Sultan
Objective Compression stockings are the primary treatment for lipodermatosclerosis secondary to chronic venous disease, but do not improve the skin condition. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of copper on lipodermatosclerosis. Methods A double-blind randomised controlled pilot study was performed including patients with bilateral lipodermatosclerosis. One compression stocking of a pair was impregnated with copper. Symptom score and surface area of lipodermatosclerosis were assessed at baseline, after 2, 4 and 8 weeks...
August 27, 2018: Phlebology
Gary K Yang, Marina Parapini, Joel Gagnon, Jerry C Chen
Objective To review clinical outcomes of varicose vein patients treated with cyanoacrylate embolization and radiofrequency ablation at our institution. Methods A retrospective review of patients who underwent cyanoacrylate embolization and radiofrequency ablation during a three-year period. Patient records were reviewed to assess demographics, location and severity of disease, treatment details and outcome at short- and mid-term follow-ups. Outcome parameters included treatment success and complications. Results Between January 2014 and December 2016, 335 patients with 476 veins were treated with either cyanoacrylate embolization (n = 148) or radiofrequency ablation (n = 328) at the Vancouver General Hospital Vascular Surgery Vein Clinic...
August 16, 2018: Phlebology
Hugo Partsch
Aim Self-application of properly performed compression bandages is generally considered as problematic. Therefore, the aim of this study was to measure the pressure of self-applied short stretch adjustable compression wrap compression systems (Juxta fit™) and to compare the results with the pressure achieved by bandaging other legs using the same material. Methods In the two training courses for nurses, specifically interested in leg ulcer treatment, the new bandage type of adjustable compression wrap was explained and workshops were organized, in which the interface pressure achieved by Juxta fit™ was measured...
August 12, 2018: Phlebology
Tjun Yip Tang, Stewart Redmond Walsh, Tze Tec Chong, Edward Tieng Chek Choke, Alok Tiwari
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July 31, 2018: Phlebology
Guang Liu, Zhen Zhao, Chaoyi Cui, Kaichuang Ye, Minyi Yin, Xaiobing Liu, Jinbao Qin, Xintian Huang, Min Lu, Mier Jiang, Weimin Li, Xinwu Lu
Purpose The aim of the present study was to report the clinical outcomes of endovascular treatment for extensive lower limb deep vein thrombosis with AngioJet rheolytic thrombectomy (ART) plus catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) using a contralateral femoral approach. Methods A retrospective analysis of consecutive ART+CDT treatments in 38 deep vein thrombosis patients (LET I-III, from September 2014 to March 2016) was performed. Results The technical success rate was 100%. Complete lysis was achieved in 82% of LET III segments (calf veins), 87% of LET II segments (popliteal-femoral veins), and 90% of LET III segments (iliac veins)...
July 27, 2018: Phlebology
Orsini Camillo
Objective This retrospective study presents the long-term results of catheter-directed foam sclerotherapy of the great saphenous vein. Method From January 2003 to June 2017, 277 patients with varices and great saphenous vein incompetence were treated with echo-guided foam sclerotherapy. Forty-six patients were treated with long-catheters guided by foam sclerotherapy. Foaming was carried out with sodium-tetra-decyl-sulphate. Results Results were examined in the two groups: A (long-catheters) and B (other procedures)...
October 2018: Phlebology
Nuttawut Sermsathanasawadi, Tanakorn Tarapongpun, Rattana Pianchareonsin, Nattawut Puangpunngam, Chumpol Wongwanit, Khamin Chinsakchai, Pramook Mutirangura, Chanean Ruangsetakit
Objective A randomized clinical trial was performed to compare the effectiveness of unmarked bandages and customized bandages with visual markers in reproducing the desired sub-bandage pressure during self-bandaging by patients. Method Ninety patients were randomly allocated to two groups ("customized bandages" and "unmarked bandages") and asked to perform self-bandaging three times. The achievement of a pressure between 35 and 45 mmHg in at least two of the three attempts was defined as adequate quality...
October 2018: Phlebology
Athanasios Giannoukas, Christos Karathanos, Konstantinos Nikolakopoulos, George S Georgiadis, Chrisostomos Maltezos, Christos Ioannou, Spyros Vasdekis, Georgios Trelopoulos
Objectives Low-molecular-weight heparins are recommended in the treatment of superficial vein thrombosis but with low grade of evidence. This study was conducted to assess the treatment outcomes of acute superficial vein thrombosis with intermediate dose of Tinzaparin. Methods Retrospective analysis of records from outpatients over a period of 16 months treated in seven centers with Tinzaparin 0.5 ml (10,000 anti-Xa IU) once daily for a period that was at the treating physician's discretion. All the patients were followed up for at least 12 weeks...
October 2018: Phlebology
Alexander P Coupland, Roshan Bootun, Alun H Davies
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2018: Phlebology
Vesna Karanikolic, Ivana Binic, Dragan Jovanovic, Masa Golubovic, Ilija Golubovic, Natasa Djindjic, Dejan Petrovic
Objectives The aim of the study is to compare proportions of venous leg ulcers healed in patients treated with two different sub-bandage pressure values in relation to age. Methods The study included 102 outpatients with venous leg ulcers, one group with moderate compression pressure of 35-40 mmHg and the second with high pressure >45 mmHg. Each group was divided into two subgroups according to the age (≥65 vs. <65 years). Computerized planimetry was used to measure the size of the ulcers at 6, 12, 18 and 24 weeks...
October 2018: Phlebology
Timme Maj van Vuuren, Ralph Lm Kurstjens, Mark Af de Wolf, Jorinde Hh van Laanen, Cees Ha Wittens, Rick de Graaf
Background Venous stenting with an endophlebectomy and arteriovenous fistula can be performed in patients with extensive post-thrombotic changes. However, these hybrid procedures can induce restenosis, sometimes requiring stent extension, into a single inflow vessel. This study investigates the effectiveness of stenting into a single inflow vessel. Methods All evaluated patients had temporary balloon occlusion of the arteriovenous fistula to evaluate venous flow into the stents. When stent inflow was deemed insufficient, AVF closure was postponed and additional stenting was performed...
October 2018: Phlebology
Markus U Wagenhäuser, Hellai Sadat, Philip Dueppers, Yvonne K Meyer-Janiszewski, Joshua M Spin, Hubert Schelzig, Mansur Duran
Objective We assessed outcomes of open surgical venous thrombectomy with temporary arteriovenous fistula, and the procedure's effect on health-related quality of life. Method We retrospectively analyzed 48 (26 at long-term) patient medical records. Mortality rates, patency, and risk of post-thrombotic syndrome were analyzed using Kaplan-Meier estimation. The association between risk factors/coagulation disorders and patency/post-thrombotic syndrome along with patient health-related quality of life at long-term was analyzed employing various statistical methods...
October 2018: Phlebology
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